Paris Saint-Germain beat AS Saint-Étienne, 3-1 on Sunday to extend the top of the Ligue 1 table to 14 points. But the French giants also lost superstar Neymar to a serious ankle injury at Stade Geoffroy Guichard.
Captain Marquinhos scored twice after Angel Di Maria’s strike and Lionel Messi’s hat-trick set up, but the victory’s victory was overshadowed by Neymar’s injury 2-1. His left ankle appeared to collapse before being carried on a stretcher.
Saint-Étienne took the lead thanks to Denis Bouanga after Neymar had an early effort to be ruled out via VAR with technology working in Les Verts’ favor to put them ahead, but a harsh red card from Timothee Kolodziejczak paved the way for Marquinhos to level the halftime stroke.
Etienne Green is in superb form in goal for Sainté and has turned down Kylian Mbappe several times as Claude Puel’s men threatened an upset, but PSG’s superior quality finally showed through the No. The man with Di Maria and Marquinhos completed the scoring.
“At 11 against 11, we created many chances, but the ball didn’t want to go into the net,” the Argentina international said after the final whistle. “I think we had a great performance, and in the end we scored thanks to Marquinhos and me. We had the ball and that’s the most important thing. We showed control. and be patient to win. We are pleased with the result after the match against Manchester City Games.”
While it is far from a fluid display from Pochettino’s men again, Sergio Ramos has made his debut in defence and received a dwindling course on what to expect from Ligue 1 as he He’s back in the game.
However, all eyes will now be on Neymar as Les Parisiens try to determine the extent of his latest injury and how long they can expect to be without him in a scenario not so different from the previous one. his first two seasons at the Parc des Princes where winter injuries derailed both campaigns.
“Unfortunately, failures of this kind are part of an athlete’s life,” Neymar said on Instagram. “You have to hold your head high and move forward. I’ll come back better and stronger.”
In his post-match press conference, Pochettino revealed that the Brazilian was in pain after spraining his ankle and that a test would be carried out on Monday to learn more about the severity of the injury.
https://www.cbssports.com/soccer/news/neymar-injury-psg-star-stretchered-off-field-with-ankle-issue-in-ligue-1-win-over-saint-etienne/ Neymar injury: The PSG star had to leave the field with an ankle problem during the Ligue 1 win over Saint-Étienne